The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description; one must travel through it one’s self to be acquainted with it.
Letter to Phillip Stanhope (October 2, 1747), Lord Chesterfield (via travel-quotes)
If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food, it’s a plus for everybody. Open your mind, get up off the couch, move.
Did you experience culture shock or reverse culture shock? What was that like?
You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!
Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it.
A traveler moves among real people in their own milieu and learns from them, soaking up their wisdom and philosophy, their way of being in the world. A tourist simply hops from one tourist highpoint to another, skimming across the surface, cramming in quantity rather than quality, and comes away with his soul and imagination unchanged, untouched by the wonder of a life lived differently.
When I can’t find my normal hair products in foreign stores
On the other hand… you might find something even better!
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